I have My Book Essential 3TB and I bought probably a year ago. At first it works as smooth as a baby panda's butt.
But a week ago, just as I transfer about 100Gb of my movies to "My Book", the access become very slow.
It would take around 15 minutes at My Computer untill the icons appear
sometimes it takes an hour.
And after I get to access to the drive, it will take another 15 minutes untill all the folders is appear, sometimes it also takes an hour.
And when I play a song in "My Book" through Winamp, it takes around 30 seconds untill the music start.
Help, i'm so desperate. I might run into the wild naked and sing The Amazing Grace as slow as humanly possible if I can't access "My Book" like it used to be